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PBS
Sep 18, 2012 10:00pm EDT
assad's army. >> we are returning now, after the attack. it just shows you how brave they are, and at the same time, how disorganized they are. >> guardicorrespondent for frontlinghaith abdul-ahad, takes you inside the battle for syria. and later tonight, the regime responds. >> the regime now is bombarding civilian neighborhoods with artillery, with tank fire, and with fighter bombers. >> how is president bashar al-assad holding on to power? >> the iranians are gaining influence in syria now by the day. >> and what will happen if asd falls? >> there is definitely increasing worry in the united states administration about in whose hands these weapons are falling. >> these two stories on this special edition frontline. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardia
KCSMMHZ
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
bashar al assad, but divisions have begun to emerge. >> reporter: arabs living in golan heights are determined to keep their identity as syrians. under the israeli occupation. they refuse to adopt israeli nationality. many hope that assad's government will win back control of golan heights from israel. eddin is a firm supporter of assad. he blames other countries for the fighting in syria. >> translator: what's happening in syria is the result of maneuvering by the united states written in gulf nations. syria was a united nation before they planned the split. >> reporter: a massive rally was held to express solidarity with the assad government. eddin was one of the organizers. he repeated his support for a strong government. >> translator: so many people are gathered here today. all of you are rallying behind assad. >> reporter: but a rift is emerging among the residents of golan heights. a silent protest was held against president assad. the participants are holding up blank signs. the message is stop the bloodshed. as the civil war intensifies, more people are saying publicly that
KCSMMHZ
Sep 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
refugees fleeing the company's is mounting. >> they met with president assad in damascus to seek an end to the situation in the war torn country. >> they met for 45 minutes. he left damascus -- left damascus with a promise of the red cross could operate in damascus as long as the state impartial. >> the meeting in touched on issues related to the protection of the civilian population. during the conduct of hostility, the necessity for immediate access to health care services, to food and other basic necessities that have increased due to the continuing fighting. >> the lack of such necessities and the fear of violence are forcing people to flee in their thousands. this amateur footage claims to show clashes in a northern town. rebel forces say they are besieging the government stronghold a few kilometers from the turkish border. turkey has set up refugee camps for some 80,000 people who have fled to its territory alone. the u.n. says the civil war has created 235,000 refugees, almost half of them in the last month. >> while germany's foreign minister has called for a transitional go
PBS
Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
support for the government of president bashar al assad, but divisions have begun to emerge. nhk world explains. >> reporter: arabs livinging in golan heights are fighting to keep their identity. many hoped that the government would win back control of golan heights from israel. >> hassan fakh eddin is a firm supporter and blames other countries for the fighting in sya. >> translator: what's happening in syria is the result of maneuvering bite united states, britain and gulf nations. syria was a united nation before they planned the split. >> reporter: a massive rally was held to express solidarity with the assad government. haddin was one of the organizers. he repeated his call for strong support for the government. >> translator: so many people are gathered here today. alof you areallying bend a assad. >> reporter: but a rift is emerging among the residents of golan heights. a silent protest was held against president assad. the participants are hding up blank signs. the message is stop the bloodshed. as a civil war intensifies, more people are saying publicly that they can no
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. syrian residents were united in their support for the government of assad but divisions have begun to emerge. >> reporter: arabs are determined to keep their identity as syrians under israeli occupation. they refuse to adopt israeli nationality. many hope that the government will w back control of golan heights from israel. he's a firm supporter of assad. he blames other countries for the fighting in syria. >> translator: what's happening in syria is the result of the united states written in gulf nations. syria is a united nation before they planned the split. >> reporter: a massive rally was held to express with the assad government. he repeated his call for strong support for the government. >> translator: so many people are gathered here today. all you have are rallying behind assad. >> reporter: a silent protest was held. they are holding up blank signs. the message is stop the bloodshed. as the civil war intensifies more people are saying publicly that they can no longer support assad. they drew the arabic word freedom arranging candles. he used to support assad but he thinks th
WHUT
Sep 26, 2012 3:00am EDT
who insist that before a dialogue can start, president assad must go. they do not have the support for the rebels. the presyrian army which has been dominated by the muslim brotherhood is not the only group who is fighting the government. the elements associated with al-qaeda, the other terrorists groups also present. this is an all out civil war with increasing international component as i said. and it's, it's terrible. >> rose: what's the russian, okay, is it a stalemate now? do you think the rebels are winning because they seem to from a distance seem to be gaining territory. >> depends on to who you listen. information from the government, i don't have any objective independent source of giving any assessment of the military situation. we are concerned more not with who is winning but with how to stop it. >> rose: what do you suggest the world do to stop it? >> well, we suggest to do what we all agreed to do in geneva on the 30th of june when the initiative of -- supported by us, there was a meeting, ministerial meeting with five dominant members of the security council, arab l
FOX
Sep 23, 2012 12:00am EDT
thought it would be. >>> earlier this week bashar al-assad gave a rare interview to journalists addressing accusations by the international community of being a violent, tyrannical dictator. here to defend him are assad's two best friends from growing up. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, hello. >> hi. so now, president assad's forces have openly attacked thousands of protesters all over syria, and is considered to be one of the most dangerous leaders alive. you say you're his friends. do you guys actually like him? >> oh yeah. >> oh yeah, definitely. >> absolutely. >> i mean, he's our buddy, and he's like, always there for us. >> yeah, yeah, we hang out all the time. we just get along. you know, he's a good guy. i mean, i feel like sometimes he thinks a lot more about himself than other people. >> yeah, yeah, like -- okay, we were at my friend's baby shower, and everyone was like, "oh look at those cute little boots, that cute jumper --" >> and bash comes back and he's like, "oh you think all this stuff is cool? you should see my army." i'm like, "nobody cares." [ laughter ] >> n
WETA
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a funeral. this is the heartland of president assad and his community. there is space to mourn his troops. the syrians who die at their hands do not get that chance. this lieutenant makes his final journey up the steps of his family home. his mother waits. in this war, grief is not just personal. he is not her son, nor mine. his mother is syria, his aunt tells me. as grief wells up, so does anger. "we are good muslims," she shouts. "those who slaughter violate every religion." for many here, this war threatens their very identity. that is why members of this minority sect are ready to defend it and their president with their lives. >> another young man buried him, another soldier dead -- buried, another soldier dead. in villages like this, their support for their president, bashar al-assad, and syria, has not died. >> their are two sides. -- there are two sides. we do not like the conflict. we do not want it. but we do what we are compelled to do. >> syrians are dying everyday. many more on the other side. everyone says they want peace. with each new grade, it seems further away --
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
lesch, author of the new book, "syria: the fall of the house of assad." i actually met with bishara lessard, interviewed him many times as well as syrian officials fear professor of middle east history as well as trinity university, welcome to the table. thank you for being here. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> opposition calls for overthrow by sheer al-assad at a rare meeting of the entire machine groups held in the government controlled capital of damascus in an attempt at a gathering to position itself as an alternative to the armed rebels, citing the internal opposition on the syrian to cater. who are these people and what do you make of what they are saying? >> that's a good question. many fault lines in the syrian opposition. differences between the exiled syrian opposition a set of s-sierra, those fighting and dying on the ground in syria and those who are little more religious commission may come a arab opposition and those that are more secular opposition. and then you have those calling for the overthrow of the regime and those that are still blind to negotiate with
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
ideal. when they comes assad leave the office if you don't have a plan in place it is already too late. >> no wonder if you can pick this up. listening to these two gentlemen that there is no u.n. security council resolution. you have a chinese and russians against any action. different situation for a lot of reasons than libya, a country that is tired, of afghanistan and iraq. talking to the president of the united states you're looking at the stakes and the stakes are outlined dramatically here. what does he do in syria and what contacts should he do it? >> that is the fundamental question and it would be nice if syria were as compact and differentiated that the answers are obvious. i don't think they are. i think if assad left tomorrow you wouldn't have a very different syria. syria and lebanon are the most intermixed countries possible in the world. ethnically, religiously, very complicated. yes, you have a seat shift sunni. that goes -- the turks's attitude and iraqis attitude. not on the same side on this one. if we intervene in syria, it is not obvious to comes out ahead and who
FOX
Sep 23, 2012 12:15am EDT
you saying assad is insensitive? >> no, no, no. >> no, no. he's a true friend. love the guy. i just feel like -- he get's like -- he get's like, impatient in social situations. so, we're leaving the baby shower. >> yeah, and he's like, "i'm going to go get my car." and we're like, "oh, can we get a ride with you? we're on the way. >> he was getting all weird. >> yeah. >> and then, he was like, "oh, actually, i want to stay. why don't you guys get a cab?" >> we're like, "what?" we're like, "why are you being so weird?" and he's like, "you guys dragged me to this thing, and i've been waiting around all day for you." >> "i'm so stressed and i've got this whole country to run." i'm like, "today's about the baby." >> it's about the baby. >> it's about the baby. >> i cannot hear a word you guys are saying. [ laughter ] based on your faces are you saying assad has problems with anger and rage? >> no, it's -- it's kind of like how you feel about the new cast members? >> no, the new cast members are great. i think they're -- i will say that they haven't quite learned -- [ laughter ] -- how t
WHUT
Sep 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
visit damascus in a few days to meet with president bashar al assad. brahimi met egyptian president mohamed morsi and arab lgue secretary general in cairo. brahimi says 5,000 people died in august alone. >> translator: the dangerous situation in syria will lead the whole region to collapse into turmoil. >> brahimi says he's ready to present a new peace plan to the government and opposition forces. he says the objective is to create a cease-fire and to bring stability, but he says he needs cooperation from four regional powers, egypt, saudi arabia, iran, and turkey. >>> a general who defected from syria says he's against foreign military intervention. instead, former brigadier general talas is calling on other countries to provide material support for opposition forces including weapons. talas is one of the most senior commanders to defect from the assad regime. he spoke in an interview with a french tv network. talas said as government leaders kept lying, he came to believe in opposition calls for democracy. he fled to france in july with the help of french intelligence agents. tala
PBS
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for the syrian government. salahi met with president assad. salahi was quoted as saying serious conflict is best resolved within the country. it is interpreted as assad to end the civil war. the leadership in tehran wants to prevent the collapse of the administration. western nations and arab nations allied with the united states condemned the government accusing it of supplying weapons to the assad regime. he met earlier in cairo with the foreign ministers of egypt, turkey and saudi arabia. he demand that other nations stay out of the country's domestic affairs. egyptian and turkish leaders demand that assad step down. >>> a british newspaper syrian government leaders have given serious thought to using chemical weapons against their own people. the allegation appeared in an interview in the times newspaper. the newspaper quotes a former army officer who was in charge of syria's chemical arsenal. he held the post until three months ago. the unnamed official said he took part in a meeting where military officials discussed using chemical weapons. he said they considered using th
WHUT
Sep 20, 2012 7:30am EDT
pledged unwavering support for the syrian government. he met in damascus with president bashar al assad. syria's conflict is best resolved within the country. political analysts interpreted that as implying that assad should put an end to civil war. leadership in tehran wants to prevent collapse of his administration. western nations and arab nations allied with the united states, condemn the government and accuse it of applying weapons to the assad regime. he met with the leaders of egypt, turkey and saudi arabia and demanded that egypt, turkey and nations stay out of syria's domestic affairs. egyptian and turkish leaders, urged assad to step down. >>> a british newspaper says syrian government leaders have given serious thought to using chemical weapons against their own people. the allegation appeared in an interview in "the times" newspaper. the newspaper quotes a former army officer who was in charge of syria's chemical arsenal. he held the post until he defected to turkey three months ago. the unnamed official said he took part in a meeting where military officials discussed using
Current
Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
turkey and jordan. forces loyal to the ruthless regem of president bash shar al-assad continue their near-ceaseless assault. meanwhile senators john mccain lindsey graham and joseph lieberman wrapped up their visit to iraq where they urged top officials to support the effort to overthrow assad. newly elected egyptian president moment morsi surprised some this week appearing to stand strong against assad warning that his time won't be long. joining me now to discuss the late nest syria is marc ginsberg, former u.s. u.s. ambassador to morocco who also served as deputy senior adviser for middle east policies to president carter. welcome. >> thank you. >> with the report of chemical weapons, this sounds treacherous. >> it does. you indicated there are hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming across syria's northern border with turkey and southern board with jordan creating an humanitarian crisis for relief, but think of the untold thousand who is are injured and wounded inside the cities who no longer have relief coming to them. >> eliot: this is a humanitarian crisis. i do not see th
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 12:00am EDT
you worry that they annan peace plan gave assad a fig leaf, and was in the process of negotiations but actually just to carry on killing people? >> guest: that's what some people say. but i believe that the elements of the six-point plan will have to be implemented as we go sooner or later. it was designed to end the violence. to ensure that the thousands who are in prison, would be released. free access to humanitarian help. and so forth and so on to create an environment that will lead us to the political discussion which will have to come, but when they say that it gave assad -- first of all, let me put it this way. i came in a year after the conflict started. and i'm sure they're going to say the same about braheimi. what is it that should have been done, could have been done, by the international community that the discussion and the mediation stopped us from doing. i also felt that if we had had a concerted and determined support, with pressure on the parties, we probably could have had a chance with the plan. >> host: support and pressure from where. >> guest: from the unite
WETA
Sep 24, 2012 11:30pm EDT
assad has to go? >> ( translated ): i reiterate what i said before. there's no room for president assad to do anything but leave. there's nothing-- no room for what they call a political reform-- that change is what they need. what the people of syria wanted. and the-- the people of-- the will of the people of syria need to be respected. >> rose: if you cannot achieve that by negotiation, is force necessary to support the rebellion against the assad government? >> ( translated ): i'm against the foreign intervention by force in what happens in syria. i do not condone this and i think that it's a big mistake if it happens and i don't want to see this happen and i do not agree to this. egypt does not agree to this. however suppose what's most likely to happen is that this quartet with the cooperation of the international community and the great powers of the world they will solve the problem. >> rose: but most people believe that the other members of the quartet-- the turks and the saudis-- are supporting the free syrian army and the iranians are supporting the assad government. the
CNN
Sep 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
control right now? do you think it's possible that assad would use them or they would get into the hands of terrorists? >> translator: in light of the intelligence we have received so far they are still possessed by the regime. they are secured right now. if you were to ask me if those weapons of mass destruction could be used against the people of syria, i can say yes they can be used against the people of syria. this is something that slipped out of the tongue of assad. >> what exactly is assad saying? whether it's a slip of the tongue or not, he's admitting he has those weapons so under what circumstances will he use them? >> i thought it was dramatic that the prime minister of turkey said he was worried those weapons night be used against the syrian people themselves. as you know the united states is also basically said, at least that's what it's hinting that if any chemical weaps or any weapons of mass destruction or even potentially thought about being used that would be the u.s. red line. this is where the international community is coalescing. not intervening to save the current
WETA
Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
bashar assad from power. >> what i can say is that i stick to the message that with regard to mr. bashar assad, it's not a question whether he will leave office but when he will leave office. >> warner: but in damascus, syria's minister of national reconciliation insisted other countries are the real obstacles to peace efforts by new u.n. envoy lakhdar brahimi. >> ( translated ): i would say that the issue facing mr. syrians are fully cooperative with him, his crisis is because of the credibility of the superpowers that are disabling the project of solving the syrian crisis. they have to become more realistic in accepting future solutions; those solutions that could be face-saving and could propose a solution for the syrian crisis. >> warner: in the meantime, syrian warplanes kept up their bombardment of residential areas near hama and elsewhere. and, amnesty international released a report, accusing the syrian military of indiscriminate targeting of civilians. it said the aim may be to punish towns and cities presumed sympathetic to the rebels. bill neely of "independent television news
WHUT
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
care what happens to bashar al-assad. >> no, i think they concede, they accept that assad will have to go and may have to-- . >> rose: so what role do they see him playing in this process. >> i think the main concern is that let's say once you have agreed on the political transition, let's for argument sake say that the transition period will be for a year. the difference between the western position and the russian position as i see it is that the west say as sad pus go. the russians say how does he go. the more you demand assad must go, the deeper he billings in. and then you tend to ask russians to make it happen. it's not possible. and we don't have that kind of-- we can do it but so let's say they want him out up front, as you start the process. the russians say have something in place to insurance that there is not a security collapse. so what they want, expect him to go three months into the process when an interim government has been established or what? this is where they should have sat down and discussed and see how they can work together to bring about the kind of politi
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
gave assad, first of all let me put it this way. that i carried a year after the conflict started, and i'm sure they're going to say the same about others taking off, what is it that should've been done, and could have been done, by the international community that the discussion and the mediation with assad stopped us from doing. i also felt that if we had had that concerted and determine support with pressure on the parties, we probably could have had a chance for the plan. >> host: support and pressure from where? >> guest: from the international given that the community was never united, and russia was not going to really put pressure on assad, your mission in a sense was set up to fail. and that just gave assad an excuse, a time, bought him time in which he could carry on killing his citizens. >> guest: i'm not sure you're entirely right, right. i know the argument, that people say that you have many people, even today, who are not interested in negotiations and in diplomatic effort. they see the only solution as a military one. they are waging for interventi intervention, or wait
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